EYEAFRICA TV: Mogadishu, Somalia: At least six people were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide car bomb struck a local government office in central Mogadishu, targeting Mogadishu’s Hodan district headquarters on Sunday, destroying the building and a Quranic school opposite, Somalian police and medical sources said Monday.
Islamist militant group Al Shabaab said it was behind the attack on Hawlwadag district office, which also blew off the roof of a mosque and damaged houses nearby.
At least six people had been killed, including soldiers, civilians and the suicide bomber, and a dozen injured, according to police officer Mohamed Hussein.
The school was open but at the time of the blast most children were away from the building on a break.
Earlier the director of the Amin ambulance service told Reuters that at least 14 people had been injured, including six children.